Michigan was not among the top 25 when the College Football Playoff selection committee released its rankings for Week 11. Committee chair Kirby Hocutt explained why on ESPN after the rankings were revealed:
Ok Michigan fans, Hocutt said "Mich has no wins against teams w/ a winning record. They were on the cusp of being ranked this week but without those quality wins they did not crack our top 25."
— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) November 8, 2017
Wisconsin led the Big Ten at No. 8 in the latest rankings, followed by Michigan State at No. 12, Ohio State at No. 13 and Penn State at No. 14. Let’s take a look at Michigan’s schedule so far:
Michigan football schedule 2017
|9/2||vs. Florida (Arlington, Texas)||W, 33-17||ABC|
|9/9||vs. Cincinnati||W, 36-14||ABC|
|9/16||vs. Air Force||W, 29-13||BTN|
|9/23||at Purdue||W, 28-10||FOX|
|10/7||vs. Michigan State||L, 10-14||ABC|
|10/14||at Indiana||W, 27-20||ABC|
|10/21||at Penn State||L, 42-13||ABC|
|10/28||vs. Rutgers||W, 35-14||BTN|
|11/4||vs. Minnesota||W, 33-10||FOX|
|11/25||vs. Ohio State||12 p.m.||FOX|
Michigan’s strength of schedule isn’t looking to great. Florida cratered, and its best conference win is either Purdue or Indiana. A win over Maryland wouldn’t necessarily help the Wolverines’ profile, but a win next week over Wisconsin definitely would.
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